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URISA Workshops

Half-Day Workshop
4 hours

Registration & fee required

Continuing education units (CEUs): 0.4

GISCI educational achievement points: 0.1
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Instructor
Greg Babinski, KCGIS Center

Location
various

next date to be determined

Overview

Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) for GIS can assist in securing support and funding for the project/program. Developing metrics to compare GIS implementation, operation, and maintenance costs with quantifiable benefits can be a daunting task. This workshop will present a method to accomplish this goal.

Audience

IT Directors/Managers, GIS Managers, decision makers and operational personnel responsible for quantifying return on investment.

Lectures and Facilitated Discussion Topics

  • Types of benefit cost studies
  • What are we measuring?
  • Costs
  • Benefits
  • Categorizing the results

Hands-on Exercises

  • Identifying and documenting costs
  • Identifying and measuring benefits
  • Putting it together

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with spreadsheet capabilities to participate in hands-on exercises.

What You Will Receive

  • 4 hours of instruction from our URISA-certified instructor who is a subject-matter expert and workshop author.
  • Students who bring a laptop will receive a copy of the Excel ROI template described in the workshop.
  • A copy of the workshop presentation and exercises. 
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.4) and GISCI points (0.1) earned.

Our Students Speak

“This practical advice will help us move forward in our city.”